The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America

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On the heels of his runaway New York Times bestseller, The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly delivers another strong dose of no-holds-barred advice and the unvarnished truth for America.

Bill O’Reilly is even madder today than when he wrote his last book The O’Reilly Factor–and his fans love him even more. He’s mad because things have gone from bad to worse, in politics, in Hollywood, in every social stratum of the nation. True to its title, The No-Spin Zone cuts through all the rhetoric that some of O’Reilly’s most infamous guests have spewed to expose what’s really on their minds, while sharing plenty of his own emphatic counterpoints along the way.

Shining a searing spotlight on public figures from President George W. Bush and Senator Hillary Clinton to the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and his former CBS News colleague Dan Rather, The No-Spin Zone is laced with the kind of straight-shooting commentary that has made O’Reilly the voice of middle America’s disenfranchised. Examining sex and violence in the media and the tarnished legacy of the Clintons with the same feistiness as the death penalty (which he opposes) and timid national news organizations that roll over for the powerful, Bill O’Reilly delivers not only his opinions, but the documented attitudes of the country’s movers and shakers as well. It demonstrates just why O’Reilly has become the most successful, the most controversial, the most beloved (by some), and the most disliked (by others) figure in television news today_and a culture hero to tens of millions of everyday Americans. And that’s fact, not spin.

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"[O'Reilly's] brand of hard-nosed, regular-guy talk is here to stay."
-Newsweek

"O'Reilly is that rare New Yorker whom Middle America adopts as its own. He's the natural embodiment of the very straight-talking approach."
-New York Magazine

"[O'Reilly] is the real McCoy. He's the best reporter I've seen in years...He is smart, well-read, has good values...and he is fearless in picking targets."
-Newsday

"A passionate observer shares his way of preserving one of our most cherished freedoms-to pursure the truth, no matter how tough the issue, through honest, open, and unflinching discussion."
-Parade
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About the Author:

A twenty-year veteran of the television industry, Bill O’Reilly has won two Emmy awards for excellence in reporting. He served as national correspondent for ABC News and as anchor of the nationally syndicated Inside Edition. A graduate of Marist College, he holds two master’s degrees, one in public administration from Harvard and another in broadcast journalism from Boston University. He lives on Long Island with his wife and their daughter.

James Ellroy, who contributes an afterword to The No-Spin Zone, is a famed novelist and journalist who profiled Bill O’Reilly for the magazine GQ. His latest book is The Cold Six Thousand.

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